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Welcome to the new Traction Talk

Traction Talk is the Messageboard Dedicated to Road Steam Engines

If you have an interest in Traction Engines, Minature Steam, Steam Engine Rallies or anything road steam related then Traction Talk is the place for you!

You need to register with us before you can see messages or post, this is easy to do and completely free of charge - you can be up and running in minutes by following the link below:

Register for Traction Talk

What We Talk About

Traction Talk is a thriving and growing community we have around 1,000 active members and a library of over 50,000 posts featuring many hundreds of pictures. Our members come from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Germany, Holland and a few more besides!

We have a couple of get-together's each year with the main one being held at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in August/September.

We feature pictures and discussion on all types of engines including, General Purpose Engines, Showmans Engines, Steam Rollers, Steam Lorries and historic pictures of engines during their working life.

Miniature Steam

If you are interested in building miniature traction engines we have a thriving model forum, where you can discuss building, buying and running minature engines:

Steam Rallies

We have a regularly updated list of road steam events taking place across the world and a calendar of events.

Also throughout the summer season we have rally reports supplied by members - Traction Talk is the first place to learn about what's going on in the rally scene.

Not Just Steam

In addition we have several other forums dedicated to non-steam topics:

Items For Sale and Wanted
Jokes and Off Topic Discussions

How Traction Talk is Paid For

Traction Talk is funded by it's membership.

For those who would like to make a voluntary donation to Traction Talk funds we provide an image hosting service and several supporter only forums. Once you are registered you can find out more about donating and the benefits.

Join Us Today

If any of the above sounds like it would interest you please join us, we welcome new members and in time hope you can become a valued contributer to the Traction Talk community.

Register For Traction Talk

Should you have any issues with signing up or further questions please email me and I will do my best to help out:
David Collidge, Traction Talk Administrator -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
13,991 210,970
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
18th July 2018 11:02 AM Go to last post
1,786 20,054
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
21st June 2018 09:44 AM Go to last post
333 4,963
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
245 10,007
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
13th July 2018 10:56 AM Go to last post
101 1,250
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
12th July 2018 07:31 PM Go to last post
537 2,965
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
Yesterday 08:46 PM Go to last post
137 306
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by dmcre
4th July 2018 07:53 AM Go to last post
251 875
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by 00000
19th July 2018 05:28 PM Go to last post
1,673 14,186
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by lynnr
Today 01:41 PM Go to last post
3,788 52,731
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by MG
13th July 2018 09:13 PM Go to last post
172 2,027
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
19th July 2018 10:29 AM Go to last post
64 487
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
12th July 2018 10:05 PM Go to last post
2,139 12,054
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
2,072 13,471
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
651 3,541
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,880 8,426
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
3,001 9,904
Steam related items on eBay .
19th July 2018 02:18 PM Go to last post
2,100 4,859
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
19th July 2018 05:33 PM Go to last post
362 1,612
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
35 80
4 4
Forum featuring information about Sutton Castings the service they offer.
6th November 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
1 1
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
12th March 2018 06:21 PM Go to last post
115 296
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
19th April 2018 06:39 PM Go to last post
77 382
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
1st September 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
26 219
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
28th January 2018 11:50 AM Go to last post
2 7
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 260 508
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 22 65
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,814 17,176
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 180 1,708
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

Top 10 Stats
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Old Restoration of Fowler A4...    22-07, 14:37  carl_byrne   Restoration Projects
Old TARPAULINS    22-07, 13:41  lynnr   Model Engines
Old Gas firing.... Heresy!?    22-07, 13:40  Showtrac   Model Engines
Old Netley Steam & Craft...    22-07, 12:46  wjvardy1942   Show Reports
Old Henschel 2522, Belém,...    22-07, 12:29  David Parfitt   Discussions
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Old Austin sevens    22-07, 09:56  SimonT   Off Topic Discussions
Old Ifor Williams Trailer    22-07, 08:08  Clive Hearsey   For-Sale Adverts
Old Aveling E Type Motion...    21-07, 22:25  Broken Firebar   Wanted Adverts
Old Feeling Old !!    21-07, 21:31  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
Old Somerset to wellend    21-07, 20:46  CL engineering   Courier Requests
Old Nayler,s of Hereford...    21-07, 19:36  rustexpert   Discussions
Old Top stop gold filler    21-07, 12:21  Lord B of Crafton   For-Sale Adverts
Old Woodcote Rally,...    21-07, 07:36  hercules1912   Show Reports
Old PTFE packing    20-07, 20:28  weidner   Wanted Adverts
Old Roading from Elvaston to...    20-07, 20:24  weidner   Discussions
Old Wanted,    19-07, 21:42  chris w   Wanted Adverts
Old Coke    19-07, 17:33  Steamhead21   Suppliers
Old C & S duplex front...    19-07, 17:28  00000   Historic Photograph...
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Discussions  208951
Model Engines  52731
Technical Topics  20054
Off Topic Discussions  17176
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Historic Photograph...  11260
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Wanted Adverts  9904
For-Sale Adverts  8426
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Lord B of Crafton  382
carl_byrne  374
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weidner  14178
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00000  6111
Broken Firebar  4757
Steam Scenes  4705
Bosiboz  4536
buzzy bee  4483
SDSPS  4239
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4155
Steam Scenes  20846
Bosiboz  15778
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11287
davidje  8517
SDSPS  7604
weidner  7401
Arfursteam  5774
sparkright  5506
00000  5013
Rod Boesing  4829

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Threads: 42,678, Posts: 399,531, Members: 10,333, Active Members: 1,310
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